Shortfalls in AEFI reporting systems

In an investigative article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), doctors, coroners, scientists and patients describe a puzzling series of shortfalls with VAERS, the US’s vaccine adverse event reporting system, in relations to the COVID-19 vaccines.

The article describes the lack of follow-up or investigation from the US CDC (Centers for Disease Control), including in cases of very serious injury or death. It also describes the lack of transparency in VAERS, including the fact that public-facing data is never updated with new information.

Also discussed is an audit of the system undertaken by React19, which suggests that up to a third of all reports submitted may never even appear in the public data.

Most importantly, issues such as these lead to the missing of important safety signals, which leads to the public, and medical community, not being forewarned about life-changing side-effects from these vaccine products.

The issues described in this article mirror similar concerns raised in Australia, regarding the TGA’s Database of Adverse Event Notifications (DAEN), for example by COVERSE director and co-founder Dr Faletič in a news article in 2021.

Read the BMJ article for free at: doi:10.1136/bmj.p2582

In a related article, the BMJ describes the “cosy relationship” that exists between large drug companies and the drug regulator in the USA. Read at: doi:10.1136/bmj.p2486

Shortfalls in AEFI reporting systems
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